This week, AMC i.e. the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation commenced property survey and tax recovery drive in the city that is likely to continue till 22nd July.
Last year, the Municipal Corporation figured 80,000 new properties under this drive and is now working to bring all those properties under the tax lens.
At the local ward office, Mayor Nandkumar Ghodele inaugurated the tax recovery camp for zone 8 (Satara and Deolai). He also collected property tax after inspecting the survey form of a property in Satkarm Nagar. Apart from this, the Mayor also interacted with the residents over doubts about the tax structure. After which he directed the officials to complete tax assessment of the properties in the jurisdiction.
The property assessment of Satara and Deolai areas is not completed since the past four years as they came under the jurisdiction of the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation and this is resulting in loss of revenue.
The tax recovery drive will continue in all 9 wards of the city and Mayor Nandkumar Ghodele will interact with the officials and residents too.
Nipun Vinayak, Municipal Commissioner tabled a budget of Rs. 2,020 crores that was higher than the previous budget stating that various measures are taken to improve tax recovery in the city.
The Aurangabad Municipal Corporation has recorded poor tax collection in the past few years. During the last fiscal year i.e. 2018-29, the civic body collected merely 24% of the targeted tax.
In May this year, the civic body organized a campaign at the Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad Research Centre to guide all the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojna [PMAY] component 4. The sources said that more than 200 beneficiaries participated in the camp.
In total, the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation has received 80,518 applications for the different components of PMAY and out of 10,842 applications that were particularly received for PMAY’s component 4 only 731 were found eligible along with all the necessary documents.